Old man's right foot

Greco-Roman
Late Hellenistic or Early Imperial Period


Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 228.

Dimensions

Length: 19.5 cm (7 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

01.8216

Medium or Technique

Marble, Fine-grained Greek mainland (?)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

The little toe and the rear part of the foot from the instep are missing. The plinth, which is 5 cm thick, is broken off on all sides.
The forepart is preserved, life-sized, and without a sandal. The manner of the break, where the instep joins the leg, suggests that this naturalistic fragment could be from a draped statue of the Hellenistic period, or a copy of such a sculpture.

Provenance

By 1901: with E. P. Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Rome.); purchased by MFA from E. P. Warren, December 1901

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund